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African Pioneer Marine acquires canned pilchards brand Glenryck
African Pioneer Marine acquires canned pilchards brand GlenryckArticle

The Glenryck brand joins the 100% black-owned Pioneer Fishing, under the umbrella of African Pioneer Marine...

3 days ago

Substance responsible for Liqui Fruit recall not glass
Substance responsible for Liqui Fruit recall not glassArticle

What was previously visually identified as "shards of glass" found in 330ml cans of Liqui Fruit red grape juice is actually crystals of a naturally occurring substance in products of grapes called potassium bitartrate...

10 Sep 2020

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4 South African purchasing trends brought on by Covid-19Article

From toilet paper in Australia to pasta in Italy and condoms in France, countries have noted interesting patterns of demand in the world of fast moving consumer goods...

21 Aug 2020

Tiger Brands to sell meat business units
Tiger Brands to sell meat business unitsArticle

Tiger Brands has reached agreements to dispose of its value-added meat products business to two separate companies...

17 Aug 2020

South African consumer sentiment feels the effects of Covid-19
South African consumer sentiment feels the effects of Covid-19Article

South African Consumer Confidence Index for the second quarter of 2020 reveals a massive 20 point drop to 68 - the lowest level in 15 years...

Issued by Nielsen 13 Aug 2020

How South African food companies go about shaping public health policy in their favour
How South African food companies go about shaping public health policy in their favourArticle

Diet-related diseases are major public health problems in SA. But many in the food industry strongly oppose globally recommended policies that could address these issues...

Gary Sacks, Eric Crosbie and Melissa Mialon 30 Jul 2020

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Food giants appointing teams to focus on plant-based productsArticle

Food giants muscle in on booming alternative protein market, with dedicated teams to develop and sell plant-based alternatives to meat and dairy...

30 Jul 2020

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Nestlé discontinues Chocolate LogArticle

Nestlé has confirmed it will be discontinuing the production of Chocolate Log in South Africa from August 2020...

15 Jul 2020

#FreshOnTheShelf: New from Cremora, Starbucks and Chill Beverages
#FreshOnTheShelf: New from Cremora, Starbucks and Chill BeveragesArticle

In #FreshOnTheShelf, we round up our pick of food and beverage products that have hit the shelves recently.

Lauren Hartzenberg 3 Jul 2020

Mondelez International announces senior appointments in sub-Saharan Africa
Mondelez International announces senior appointments in sub-Saharan AfricaArticle

Mondelez International is bolstering its regional leadership by appointing a new president of sub-Saharan Africa and managing director in SA...

23 Jun 2020

Nigerian retail and consumer landscape may never be the same again
Nigerian retail and consumer landscape may never be the same againArticle

As Nigerian consumers emerge from a restricted living scenario unlike any they have experienced before, there are already big shifts in their consumption dynamics with some behaviours set to never return...

Issued by Nielsen 18 Jun 2020

CEO Luc-Olivier Marquet on Unilever's response to Covid-19
CEO Luc-Olivier Marquet on Unilever's response to Covid-19Article

Many Unilever brands form part of South Africans' everyday defence against the coronavirus...

Lauren Hartzenberg 15 Jun 2020

Maggi freshens up online presence in Central and West Africa
Maggi freshens up online presence in Central and West AfricaArticle

Maggi has revealed a new website in Central and West Africa that offers fresh twists to popular African dishes. The brand has also released a second season of Yelo Pèppè...

8 Jun 2020

Covid-19 shifting snacking and shopping behaviour in SA
Covid-19 shifting snacking and shopping behaviour in SAArticle

The global coronavirus pandemic has suddenly changed the way we work, socialise, exercise and shop. New snacking habits will be formed around this reality...

8 Jun 2020

Digital strategies key for retail to survive a shifting consumer landscape
Digital strategies key for retail to survive a shifting consumer landscapeArticle

The world is in unchartered territory and as many businesses face the harsh reality of lockdown, we are beginning to accept that jobs will be lost, orders will be cancelled...

Jan Bouwer 28 May 2020

Tertius Carstens named CEO for PepsiCo sub-Saharan Africa
Tertius Carstens named CEO for PepsiCo sub-Saharan AfricaArticle

Tertius Carstens, the current CEO of Pioneer Foods, has been appointed CEO of PepsiCo sub-Saharan Africa with immediate effect...

19 May 2020

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FMCG and Covid-19: Sector set for considerable changeArticle

The market for FMCG faces considerable changes - impacted by demand for consumer packaged goods, changes in household spending, increase in e-commerce and frequency of shop visits...

13 May 2020

Covid-19 to fast-track online grocery shopping beyond 2021
Covid-19 to fast-track online grocery shopping beyond 2021Article

E-commerce is the fastest-growing channel for global packaged food sales, recording a 21% growth in 2014-2019, according to Euromonitor International...

4 May 2020

SA's Rhodes Foods Group to supply Walmart stores
SA's Rhodes Foods Group to supply Walmart storesArticle

Rhodes Food Group has landed an export deal with Walmart US to supply its stores with an initial order of three canned pear variations...

18 Mar 2020

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Global advertising spend set to rise by 7.1% to $660bn in 2020 [report]Article

The Alphabet and Facebook 'duopoly' is now worth more to advertisers than TV...

27 Feb 2020

On its 100th birthday, Jungle Oats opens R208m mill in Cape Town
On its 100th birthday, Jungle Oats opens R208m mill in Cape TownArticle

Jungle Oats celebrates its 100th birthday this year, and the iconic brand has just revealed a new mill in Cape Town and a refreshed communication strategy...

Lauren Hartzenberg 25 Feb 2020

Women's sport represents untapped sponsorship opportunity in SA
Women's sport represents untapped sponsorship opportunity in SAArticle

New Nielsen report reveals 84% of fans in South Africa are interested in both men's and women's sport...

Issued by Nielsen 6 Feb 2020

Pockets of CPG growth found amid squeezed consumer spending
Pockets of CPG growth found amid squeezed consumer spendingArticle

Like many business sectors in the country, the South African retail industry is battling the effects of stagnant GDP growth and constrained consumer spending...

Lauren Hartzenberg 3 Feb 2020

New survey taps into SA's digital vs real-life habits
New survey taps into SA's digital vs real-life habitsArticle

According to a consumer study conducted by Nielsen, 98% of South African consumers like 'talking' versus 95% who like 'tapping' (digital interaction or communication) when it comes to sharing their brand experiences or seeking recommendations...

Issued by Nielsen 22 Jan 2020

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Process manufacturing in 2020: Sustainability and servitisationArticle

Everybody wants sustainable products, and retailers are putting pressure on manufacturers to deliver goods that satisfy consumers' new preference for green and clean options...

Colin Elkins 19 Dec 2019

South Africans feel the squeeze but want to spend
South Africans feel the squeeze but want to spendArticle

South Africa's latest Consumer Confidence Index (CCI) for the third quarter of 2019 showed a five point decrease to 88, presenting a less positive quarter on quarter picture for consumer sentiment in South Africa...

Issued by Nielsen 11 Dec 2019

Nielsen wins the Data Excellence Award at the 17th National Business Awards in SA
Nielsen wins the Data Excellence Award at the 17th National Business Awards in SAArticle

Nielsen has won the prestigious Data Excellence Award at the 17th National Business Awards, held in partnership with the Vision 2030 Awards...

Issued by Nielsen 25 Nov 2019

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Google, Facebook and Amazon to dominate global adspend in 2020 - forecasts WarcArticle

Warc has forecasted global advertising investment growth across the 19 categories it monitors - which is expected to result in a 6% ($656bn) increase...

25 Oct 2019

Data technology driving agility in retail
Data technology driving agility in retailArticle

Competition amongst suppliers and retailers are at an all-time high, and today's consumer is much less predictable than in the past...

Lauren Hartzenberg 15 Oct 2019

Nielsen 'Design Impact Awards' recognise top South African package redesigns
Nielsen 'Design Impact Awards' recognise top South African package redesignsArticle

South African entrants MAQ and Playboy Deodorants are among the top 10 winning brands in the 2019 Nielsen Design Impact Awards...

Issued by Nielsen 10 Sep 2019

SA brands among top 10 Design Impact Awards winners
SA brands among top 10 Design Impact Awards winnersArticle

South African entrants Maq and Playboy Deodorants are among the top 10 winning brands in the 2019 Nielsen Design Impact Awards, which recognise successful package redesigns in the global CPG space...

26 Jul 2019

Cutting through the AI hype: Explainable AI, flexible workforce
Cutting through the AI hype: Explainable AI, flexible workforceArticle

AI will undoubtedly change the way we work and the way we do business - but let's keep the hyperbole to a minimum...

Fadi Kanafani 4 Apr 2019

Cutting through the AI hype
Cutting through the AI hypeArticle

AI will undoubtedly change the way we work and the way we do business - but let's keep the hyperbole to a minimum...

Patrick Maphopha 25 Mar 2019

Nestlé rolls out first Starbucks-branded products after licensing deal
Nestlé rolls out first Starbucks-branded products after licensing dealArticle

Nestlé has announced the global launch of a new range of coffee products under the Starbucks brand. The new range consists of 24 products as well as the first Starbucks capsules developed using Nespresso...

15 Feb 2019

LifeStyles Condoms to support Youth against Aids in southern Africa
LifeStyles Condoms to support Youth against Aids in southern AfricaArticle

Leading specialist consumer packaged goods distributor ACDOCO SA has announced that it will be donating R1 for the next two years for every pack of LifeStyles Condoms sold in southern Africa to Youth against Aids (YAA)...

Issued by ACDOCO SA 12 Feb 2019

Pentawards Live speakers: Denise Siebert, vice president, design of the Global Kellogg Company, design and visual identity leader at Diageo; Ann Chen and Mauro Porcini, PepsiCo, chief design officer.
Microsoft's Kevin Marshall joins the Pentawards Conference lineupArticle

The Pentawards Live Amsterdam will be hosting international speakers from a selection of the world's most renowned brands and Microsoft's Kevin Marshall is the latest speaker to be announced...

16 Nov 2018

Global Out Of Home Media secures rights in Yaoundé, Cameroon
Global Out Of Home Media secures rights in Yaoundé, CameroonArticle

Global Out Of Home Media, which provides advertising solutions across Africa, continues to expand its footprint of quality sites following the renewal and extension of its contract with the Urban Community of Yaoundé, Cameroon...

Issued by Provantage Media Group 16 Nov 2018

Influencer marketing authenticity
Influencer marketing authenticityArticle

In recent times, authenticity has become the most arbitrary yet lucrative word among marketers, brands, and even influencers but doesn't it seem almost paradoxical to combine authenticity with marketing?...

Josh Da Costa, Issued by R-Squared SA 14 Nov 2018

ACDOCO relaunches Jordan Oral Care
ACDOCO relaunches Jordan Oral CareArticle

Specialist consumer packaged goods brand-custodian and distributor, ACDOCO SA has announced that it is been appointed as the exclusive South African distributor for multi-award winning, global oral care brand, Jordan...

Issued by ACDOCO SA 3 Sep 2018

Kickass influencer marketing
Kickass influencer marketingArticle

My transition from a traditional marketing background to an influencer marketing agency was challenging. There was an enormous difference in the type of content creation required for both environments. But why?...

Michelle Marais, Issued by R-Squared SA 21 Aug 2018

CMO Council Report - CMOs committed to doing more with data
CMO Council Report - CMOs committed to doing more with dataArticle

New research highlights AI's emerging role as catalyst for harvesting and unifying disparate data essential to customer engagement...

6 Jul 2018

Jaza Duka benefits local communities by giving them quicker, more reliable access to the products they need most to support their families.
Pilot study to overcome cash constraints for entrepreneursArticle

Mastercard and Unilever break down barriers to growth for micro entrepreneurs with first-of-its-kind digital lending platform...

9 May 2018

#AfricaLEAD: Jack Leslie on why this is Africa's time
#AfricaLEAD: Jack Leslie on why this is Africa's timeArticle

Chairman of Weber Shandwick, Jack Leslie, tells Bizcommunity.Africa what it will take to attract multi-national investment to Africa, the final frontier for growth and expansion for business at a pan-African level...

Louise Marsland 16 Apr 2018

BMi Research in partnership with BlackCurve brings price management solution to South Africa
BMi Research in partnership with BlackCurve brings price management solution to South AfricaArticle

One of the greatest challenges facing today's online retailers is accurate pricing. In fact, it's such a business-critical activity that getting it right - provided the data and pricing are accurate - is more than likely to result in an increase in sales and ultimately profits...

Issued by BMi Research 10 Apr 2018

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